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Blood Assurance Seeking Blood Donations

Blood Assurance will hold a blood drive tomorrow at Cookeville’s Life Church. Donor Recruiter Trudy Cody said there’s a need for O negative and O positive blood types as the Holidays are high blood usage times. Cody said a donating blood saves three lives and takes about 30 minutes to complete. Tomorrow’s blood drive will take place from 1:00 p.m. ... Read More »

Cumberland Commission Approves Bond Issuance For School projects

The Cumberland County Commission has authorized the issuance of General Obligation School Bonds to not exceed $12.625 million. That money will go toward the construction at Crab Orchard Elementary School and for renovations and roofing repairs at Cumberland County High School. Earlier this year the Board of Education approved contracts for the projects. Read More »

THP Identifies Man Who Died In Saturday Crash

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified a man who passed away in a Saturday traffic crash in Fentress County. The deceased is identified as 77-year-old Charles Franklin of Jamestown. Authorities said the crash happened at the intersection of Highway 127 and White Oak Street. A preliminary report indicates that Franklin’s vehicle was struck head on by a 1991 Toyota pickup ... Read More »

Cumberland Co. Approves Broadband Community Resolution

The Cumberland County Commission has approved a resolution designating the county as a Broadband Ready Community. County Mayor Kenneth Carey said the designation will assist local broadband companies with applying for state grants that would help to increase local coverage. It gets the county in compliance with one of Governor Bill Haslam’s agenda items from earlier this year. Read More »

Alligator Found At Boils WMA

Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency officers found an alligator Saturday at the Boils WMA in Jackson County. Officials said the 2-foot long gator was found inside a cooler. The TWRA said they believed someone had planned to dump the animal in the water but was interrupted by something or someone. TWRA officials said the alligator would not have survived the cold ... Read More »

Man Dies After Being Struck By Semi In Crossville

An 85-year-old Crossville man has died after being struck by a semi truck on Main Street this morning. Officials at the Crossville Police Department have identified the deceased identified as 85-year-old Vertie McNeeley. Authorities said McNeeley suffered critical injuries when he stepped into traffic around the front passenger corner of the semi truck. The truck then hit and ran over ... Read More »

EF-0 Tornado Confirmed In Trousdale County Saturday

Crews with the National Weather Service have determined that an EF-0 tornado touched down in Trousdale County near Hartsville Saturday. Trousdale County Emergency Services Chief Matthew Batey said the damage was a few hundred yards wide and stretches five to eight miles from Highway 231 North at Bass Lane to Halltown Road. At least 4-homes suffered damage. Read More »

Pedestrian Struck By Semi In Crossville

Crossville Police have confirmed that a semi truck struck a pedestrian on main Street this morning. The unidentified person was taken to Cumberland Medical Center for treatment. Crossville Police officials said they found the man unresponsive when they arrived on scene. The incident happened near the courthouse and forced Main street to close from North Street to East 1st Street. Read More »

Fire Destroys Cumberland County Home

An early morning fire has destroyed a home in Cumberland County. Officials said the blaze broke out around 2:00 a.m. at a home on Taylors Chapel Road. Authorities said at least one person inside the home suffered minor burns and received treatment. The home was deemed a total loss by firefighters and a cause remains unknown at this time. Read More »

Gentry Sentencing Trial Delayed Until February

A federal judge has delayed the sentencing trial for a former White County businessman who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering charges earlier this year. 40-year-old Jeff Gentry will now be sentenced on February 5th, rather than November 27th. The U.S. District Attorney’s Office requested the delay because of “complex restitution and forfeiture issues” that could take some ... Read More »